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Response to BlueWI (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 08:29 AM

11. Wow. So it's about vengeance...

 

against all white people.

The country is only a slight majority white country, now.

We will agree to disagree about this. No, I don't think we should pass out money or anything representing monetary benefits, to atone for past things that some people did against some other people.

As I said, there were other people, as well. Did you not read where I pointed out that women didn't have rights, were able to be beaten and murdered (and were) legally, they couldn't inherit property or land...so we women have lost out on advantages because of prior generations. Someone else got that land, instead of the women in the family. It is ironic that black men had the vote before women of any race or ethnicity.

Your listings of wrongs is an over reach (and some items are arguable) and caves the reparations argument in totality, IMO. It's not really about giving back for institutionalized slavery. It's about perceived wrongs of all sorts, past and present. Welcome to my world....a woman's world. As a mature woman, I remember not having employment choices in my younger days. Women simply weren't hired to do some jobs, and employers were free to say so. Women were legally paid less for no reason other than their gender. One of the main causes of death of pregnant women is still homicide. The institutionalized discrimination against women of all races has been widespread, all encompassing, and some of which is still legal.

As I said, if you want reparations for all sorts of things, so will every other group. Including mine: the female group, which is still paid less than males, and suffered the hardships in descending generations from not being able to own property or inherit property in past years, the beatings and murders (sometimes legal), the denial of civil rights, the denial of voting rights, etc.

The other groups will line up, as well. Native Americans, Hispanics, Italians, the Irish, the Jewish, etc.
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